Creating job opportunities in alignment with our goals and linking it up with building relevant skill-levels, would result in emancipation of women and youth. As part of our skill development intervention, effort is made to identify interested and able youth and women and provide them with training in trades that are both location and demand-specific. Training on presentation skills, link up with credit support and access to government services ensure holistic support.
We identify the persisting skilling needs and requirement among the community members and the scope to link them up with relevant business and/or trade.
We train youth and women in building skills relevant to their interests. We focus on training in 16 trades across 5 sectors including apparel, beauty & wellness, agriculture, electronics and handicrafts.
Our training to placement ratio averages at 70%. With corporate support, we conduct job fairs for trained candidates and provide a boost to entrepreneurs through loans and business training.
Tale of Transition
Anjali’s story is the classic housewife-turned-entrepreneur with a small difference; she lives in rural Madhya Pradesh. An early marriage and two children later, Anjali found that she had plenty of time on hand and talent too. She took up the training offered by Hand in Hand India, in lac bangle making. Today she has her bangle-making studio, a women’s accessory store and a beauty parlour! The women of the village look up to her for her grit and financial acumen. Ask Anjali, and she tells us, “Till I joined Hand in Hand India’s training programmes, I wasn’t aware of the Government schemes that we could use, or that I could use a phone to bring in new orders. I am financially savvy and proud of it!”.